probstblueribbon (2629) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle via JulienHuxley, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Massive gusher – lost over half the bottle and sprayed beer EVERYWHERE!.
App.: Very cloudy pinkish-golden with a huge fluffy white head.
Aroma: Sour. Infected. Sort of wild and Saison-ish, Some raspberry notes, quite tart and old, raspberry greens, some yeast and bread dough, lighter biscuit.
Palate: Medium body and full, soft effervescence.
Flav.: Plenty of funk, some raspberry fruit and leaves, yeast/bread dough, bits of biscuity malt; quite tangy and unpleasantly bitter with a funky finish.
Broken. An unexpected failure from an otherwise solid producer.
JulienHuxley (2147) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2009
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009 Bottle. Gushed. Old raspberry nose with some acidity coming through. This one has got to be infected because this is a good brewery but this bottle is awful. Drainpour...
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. At Mondial 2009 - day 1. Cloudy peach colour with an average white head. sour fruity/funky aroma, plenty of yeast and raspberry seed bitterness. The taste - essentially no alcohol, just lovely raspberry seeds, lemon juice, spicy yeast - very smooth, not remotely harsh, a terrific beer. Light-ish body, very acidic, with a quick, dry tart finish - makes you want more immediately! Fricking awesome - Hopfenstark knows sours ... oh yeah!
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at ’Mondial de la Biere 2009’, Montréal, QC. Pours a cloudy peach colour with a small diminishing white head. Nice aroma of tart raspberries, Belgian yeast and a mild sourness. Delicious flavour: Tart and lightly sour raspberries. More fruit shows up, nice tart finish. So refreshing! Good body. I friggin’ loved it -- Hopfenstark does it again!
garthicus (2480) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I agree with tupalev, one of my favourites of the festival too. Appearance: Orange, almost pink, hazy with a tiny white head. Aroma: "Smells like a Hopfenstark" lovely champagne yeast, pineapple, apple and some tartness. Flavour: Peaches, apples, bitter, initially sour but then suddenly sweet, a lovely raspberry finish - awesome.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mondiale. Surprisingly one of my beers of the fest. Pinkish orange, no head. Great aroma - sour and strawberry. Fantastic taste - lots of fruit, tons of sourness, very quenching. I want to drink this all summer long. Nice job Fred!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mondiale. Pours a very light pinkish with violte highlights and a good head. Aroma is fruity- raspberry and light tartness, crackery malts, and some funk. Flavor is a bit more subdued- tartness come out more, fruit is more laid back, more cracker and some wheat hints- good funk- but a bit slick and not all that focused- needs more fruit perhaps.
Diogène (1057) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy peach color with a white-rose thin head with good retention. aroma is sour, raspberries, malt and a slight touch of vinegar. Flavor is sour and acidic with fresh raspberries. Not much sugar, but the acid/sour nature of this beer is much closer to fresh raspberries than most candylike fruit beers. Medium body with slightly visquous mouthfeel.
rodenbach99 (2809) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bouteille de 750ml, 7,99$. bière au reflet rouge-orangé, nez agréable de framboise, bouche avec une bonne amertume et avec framboise. agréable, désaltérante, peu complexe, féminine.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange hazy poor with small off-white. Aromas of raspberries, acidic, orange peelings, herbal and wheat. Feeling of watered down lambic. Acid, tart, medium body and carbonation. Wheat, raspeberries flavors.